The Delhi Disaster Management Authority should issue guidelines at the earliest regarding chhath puja (a Hindu festival dedicated to the sun and goddess Chhathi maiyya) celebrations for devotees.
All the necessary precautions against the spread of Covid-19 must be ensure. In this regard, the lieutenant-governor (LG) of Delhi, Anil Baijal, should urgently take a call after convening a meeting of the necessary officials. Baijal should offer some clarity on dos and don’ts, on the ghats.
With Delhi’s chief minister Arvind Kejriwal sending pleas and representatives to the LG, this matter has escalated into a slugfest between the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and its opposition: the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), in Delhi.
This could potentially denting the votebank of both the parties, ahead of MCD (Municipal Corporation of Delhi) elections slated to be held next year.
It would be meaningful if the elected members of legislative assembly (MLAs) and members of parliament (MPs) in Delhi, skillfully discuss the measures to prevent any inconvenience to those anticipating a solution.
It’s high time for political parties to stop going by the book on purvanchali (eastern end of Uttar Pradesh) voters who form the sizeable chunk of urban voters settled in unauthorised complexes; and facing a lack of access to basic resources.
Who will promise them their livelihoods if not these netas indulging in hokum. Why else would a flailing BJP in Delhi replace Manoj Tiwari with Aadesh Gupta?